Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Toronto’s VAS VEGA sends out demo on a whim, Records with Stones, Verve producer.

See the duo’s debut video “The Living Dead” and hear Chris Potter produced track now.


VAS VEGA (L-R): Jordan Holman, Mark LeRoy. Photo by: Jeff Cheong and Mae Tsui.



“The Living Dead” is the debut single and video by VAS VEGA



Click for the video of VAS VEGA’s “The Living Dead.”

When Jordan Holman and Mark LeRoy of VAS VEGA sent their four song demo off to the five producers in the world that they dreamed of working with, they never expected their dream to come true. “Two months later we were in London, UK recording with Chris Potter (Rolling Stones, U2, The Verve),” says LeRoy.

“We still don’t understand it. There we were on our first day, shaking with excitement as Chris gets a call from Kylie Minogue and we hear him say, ‘Sorry Kylie, I’m tracking VAS VEGA.’” At the time, the duo had yet to play a live show together.

The first VAS VEGA single, “The Living Dead” (STREAM | VIDEO) drips heavy with piano driven hypnotic riffs and a haunting chorus of soaring vocals. Some of the all-star performances on the track include percussion by Steve Sidelnyk (Madonna, Seal), James Banbury (U2) on cello, 16-year-old drummer Fruit-Shoot, and programming by Tim Wills (The Cure, Ian Brown).

Shot in continual motion over seven nights in Los Angeles, “The Living Dead” video, like the song, pulses with urgency. Directed by Jonathan Bensimon, it beautifully depicts two youths with nothing to lose. The Guy: “What are we running from?” The Girl: “Everything.”

The single and video of VAS VEGA’s “The Living Dead” is just the beginning for a band that is writing the soundtrack to their lives. Jordan Holman and Mark LeRoy of VAS VEGA are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


“The Living Dead”
(Dove and Gun)
June 28th, 2011




Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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